Shicato Dejan Tagua Earrings

$54

These earring are individually handcrafted in Ecuador.

Materials

Tagua Nut
Clip-on fastening
Lightweight and hand cut

Shicato employs and empowers female artisans in Ecuador to create gorgeous, eco-friendly jewelry and accessories from sustainably sourced materials like tagua seeds, alpaca wool, and toquilla straw. The tagua seeds used in Shicato’s jewelry are both sustainable and zero waste. The tagua seed is harvested when it naturally falls to the ground inside a fruit that resembles a pineapple. The seeds are harvested from the fruit and placed in the sun for several weeks to dry. During this curing process, the tagua seed’s inside turns white and develops a hardness similar to ivory. Shicato’s artisan collective then carve the tagua seed into their incredible unique jewelry.

Shicato is a women-run and women-owned business. All artisans creating Shicato’s heritage crafts all set their own prices.

Fair Trade
Our Fair Trade international brand partners work with makers and artisans outside the US and are committed to paying living wages, providing safe and healthy working conditions, sourcing materials local to their region wherever possible, and implementing eco-friendly practices across their manufacturing processes.
Heritage
Heritage products draw from age-old techniques, traditions or art forms that are in decline or in danger of being lost forever. Made Trade curates these heritage products from around the world to support artisans creating these traditional crafts, to share their cultural heritage with the world and do our part to preserve these centuries-old techniques.
Sustainable
Our sustainable brand partners are committed to responsible sourcing and intentional design that creates minimal negative environmental impact. Some of their methods may include sustainably harvesting raw materials, upcycling/recycling used materials (such as plastic or dead stock fabrics), or using all natural, earth-friendly materials (such as plant and mineral-based dyes).

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